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Khalid Al Mouahidi : A binational from the US and Morocco, Khalid El Mouahidi has worked for several american companies in the Maghreb Region and is currently based in Casablanca, where he is doing consulting jobs for major international companies . Khalid writes analytical pieces about economic ties between the Maghreb and the Mena Region, where he has an extensive network

Senegal’s jailed mayor Khalifa Sall to run for top Job

Senegal’s jailed former mayor of capital Dakar, Khalifa Sall, plans to run for president in February 2019, Reuters reported on Friday. Khalifa Sall, mayor of the capital Dakar, was sentenced to five years in prison for embezzling $3.4 million, charges that the 62-year-old politician had denied. His conviction bars him from next year’s elections, where […]

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South Africa: BRICS countries urged to reject go-it-alone trade

The 10th annual BRICS Summit has officially kicked off on Wednesday as leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa gathered in Johannesburg for their annual meeting. This year’s summit is themed “BRICS in Africa: Collaboration for Inclusive Growth and Shared Prosperity in the 4th Industrial Revolution”. According to organizers, about 1,000 delegates deliberated […]

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Morocco: Tangier to host Spanish Super Cup between FC Barcelona and FC Sevilla

The Moroccan city of Tangier will offer an arena on August 12 for the Spanish Super Cup to oppose FC Barcelona of World legend player Lionel Messi and Copa del Rey runnup Sevilla. The city’s Ibn Battouta stadium will host the game. The Spanish football federation in a statement issued on Sunday confirmed the choice […]

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Jean-Pierre Bemba back in DRC politics, set to contest for presidency

The former warlord and vice president of DR. Congo Jean-Pierre Bemba, who was acquitted last month of war crimes, will return to the Central African nation next week to submit his candidacy for president, a party official told Reuters. Earlier this month, the DRC said Bemba could apply for a diplomatic passport to return home […]

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Rwanda inks $300 million loan deals & bilateral pacts with China, India

The Rwandan government has signed seven bilateral pacts and loan agreements worth more than $300 million with China and India to further boost existing cooperation. The Chinese loan, destined to build two roads and carry out irrigation projects, was extended during the Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Rwanda Sunday and Monday. For the past […]

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Egypt increases gas prices by 75%, part of austerity measures

The Egyptian government on Saturday raised gas prices for households and businesses by between 33.3 and 75 percent, the latest move in an IMF-backed austerity program signed in 2016 to revamp the North African nation’s ailing economy. The tough austerity measures have won praise from economists and business leaders but have come as a heavy […]

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USA extends Somali immigrants’ stay

The United States on Thursday said it would allow some 500 Somalis to remain in the United States for at least another 18 months. According to a statement from the Department of Homeland Security, Somalis in the United States with Temporary Protected Status will be able to re-register for an extension of their status through […]

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Nigeria unveils name, logo of new national carrier

Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, has officially launched a new national carrier, Nigeria Air, nearly 15 years after the previous state-run airline, Nigerian Airways, ceased operations. The name and logo of the new national carrier were unveiled in the United Kingdom at the Farnborough Airshow. With its tagline “Bringing Nigeria closer to the world,” Air […]

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UN marks 100 years since Mandela’s birth with a vow to continue struggle for equality

Taking stock of his “vast” legacy for mankind, the United Nations marks 100 years since the birth of the late anti-Apartheid activist, Nelson Mandela, this Wednesday. “Nelson Mandela was a towering global advocate for justice and equality”, said UN Secretary-General António Guterres in his video message for Nelson Mandela International Day, annually observed on July […]

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Dangote inks $650m loan for oil refinery project in Nigeria

Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, founder and chair of the continent’s largest cement producing company, has signed a $650 million loan facility with the African Export-Import Bank for his oil refinery project in Nigeria. According to a report by the News Agency of Nigeria, the loan signing ceremony took place on Saturday in Abuja during […]

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